There are several reasons why granite, marble, and quartz are some of the most popular countertops. For one thing, they’re durable, can last a long time and add a sense of sophisticated elegance to any kitchen.
However, which of the three is the best choice? Our custom kitchen remodeling contractors at The Kitchen Store compiled a quick comparison guide to help you decide:
Multi-tasking is an essential skill in the kitchen. However, when you’re multitasking, it’s easy to make mistakes, like leaving a hot pot on your countertop. When exposed to heat, some countertops suffer discoloration or damage. To prevent unsightly marks on your kitchen countertop from ruining your kitchen’s design, we recommend installing a countertop made from heat-resistant materials such as marble. If you’re planning to install a marble countertop, it’s best to stick to dark colors to minimize staining.
Like marble, granite is also heat-resistant. Its timeless aesthetic appeal also makes granite countertops a great addition to kitchens with traditional designs. If you’re looking for a stain-resistant countertop, granite is less porous than marble. However, it still needs to be sealed.
Here’s a design tip: To enhance granite’s classic aesthetic appeal, you might want to replace some of your old cabinets. Consult a cabinet refacing expert for more tips.
Minimalists kitchen designs have been gaining popularity in the last decade, which is why it isn’t surprising that more and more homeowners prefer pure white countertops like ones made from quartz. There’s no need to worry about oils and juices staining a white quartz countertop—the material isn’t porous, which means juices, oil and other liquids can’t penetrate its surface. However, unlike the other two, quartz isn’t heat-resistant. Can’t decide between the two? Consult your local kitchen remodeler.
The Kitchen Store offers professional kitchen remodeling services as well as premium kitchen countertops and custom kitchen cabinets. To request a free safe private showroom consultation, call us at (310) 572-7515 or fill out this form. Our 7,000 square feet showroom provides plenty of space for social distancing. We also strictly follow Covid-19 safety measures according to state and federal CDC guidelines. We serve homeowners in Beverly Hills, CA, as well as the surrounding communities.